The Airborne Science Instrument Database provides details on the science instruments that have been used as part of NASA-funded airborne research.

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Currently displayed: instruments 221 - 240 of 349.

Title Acronymsort descending Contact Person Aircraft Type Measurements
Lightweight Balloon Interferometer LWBI Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon Interferometer
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor MACAWS Jeffry Rothermel (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Lidar Wind, Aerosol Backscattering
Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Over Northwestern North America MACDONNA Stephanie A. Vay (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Gas chromatography CO2
Multi-sample Aerosol Collection System MACS James Wilson (PI) WB-57 - JSC, ER-2 - AFRC Counterflow virtual impactor Particle size distribution
Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor MAMS James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Photometer H2O (total), Temperature
Marshall Airborne Polarimetric Imaging Radiometer MAPIR Chip Laymon (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF Microwave Radiometer Brightness Temperature
Multi-function Airborne Raman Lidar MARLi Zhien Wang (PI) NSF/NCAR C-130, University of Wyoming King Air Lidar H2O, Temperature, Aerosol, and cloud profiles
MODIS Airborne Simulator MAS Jeffrey Myers (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC Spectrometer Imagery
Multiple-Angle Aerosol Spectrometer Probe MASP Darrel Baumgardner (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer (in situ) Particle concentration, Particle size distribution, Particle Extinction
Modular Aerial Sensing System MASS Luc Lenain (PI) Twin Otter International, Partenavia P68C (Aspen Helicopter), Gulfstream V - JSC Lidar Ocean surface and land topography, thermal imagery, hyperspectral imagery, visible imagery, point temperature
MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MASTER James D. Jacobson Jr. (Mgr) B-200 - DOE - ARC, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSC, P-3 Orion - WFF Spectrometer Imagery
MOPITT Airborne Test Radiometer MATR John Gille (Prev PI) Citation Radiometer CO, CH4
Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder MCoRDS Carl Leuschen (PI) DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter - GRC Radar Ice Sheet Thickness
Medusa Whole Air Sampler Medusa Britton Stephens (PI) DC-8 - AFRC Whole Air Sampling O2, CO2, N2, Argon, CO2 isotopes
Multi-functional Fiber Laser Lidar MFLL Jeremy Dobler (PI) B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC Lidar Altitude
MACRES Ground Receiving Station (MGRS) MGRS Valery Zavorotny (PI) P-3 Orion - WFF
Multispectral Imaging, Detection and Active Reflectance MiDAR Dr. Ved Chirayath (PI)
mini-DOAS mini-DOAS Jochen Peter Stutz (PI) Global Hawk - AFRC Spectrometer BrO, NO2, O4
Millimeter Imaging Radiometer MIR James R. Wang (Mgr) ER-2 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF Radiometer Brightness Temperature
JPL Mark IV Balloon Interferometer MkIV Geoffrey Toon (PI) Balloon, DC-8 - AFRC Interferometer H2O, O3, N2O, CO, CH4, NO, NO2, HNO3, HNO4, N2O5, H2O2, ClONO2, HOCl, HCl, HF, COF2, CF4, SF6, CF2ClCFCl2, CHF2Cl, CF2Cl2, CFCl3, CCl4, CH3Cl, C2H2, C2H6, OCS, HCN, N2, O2, CO2

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